BARMARA JULY 2022 NEWSLETTER


BARMARA WALKS. Friday 22th July

Catch the No 6 Bus at 10.16 am from the Barming Fountain bus stop.

Our destination is Tunbridge Wells where we will start with a coffee stop then

proceed on a walk around the Calverley Gardens then back to the Old Theatre for Lunch.

Contact Ken and Pauline 720476.

Future Dates:- 26th Aug, Charity Walk Mote Park 23rd September.


NEW DAY TRIP. Thursday 22nd

 September 2022 To Broadstairs followed by cream tea at the

Walpole Hotel at Cliftonville . Coach and cream tea £25.

Names to Cathy Burchill Tel 07775917556.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY.

Tuesday Art Club 10am till 12 noon at the parish hall Barming

every week except the 4th Tuesday in the month.

Fancy trying something different?? Why not come along to the Art Club, novices welcome.

Contact Glenda Brown Tel 678374. 1 of 3

Coffee mornings at the Parish Hall, Tonbridge Road. First Monday of the month, 10am till 12noon.

Dates:- Aug 1st, Sep 5th, Oct 3rd, Nov 7th, Dec 5th

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KURLING

NOTE NEW TIMES 10.15 am till 12.15 pm at the new Hermitage Park Community Centre.

Still £2.50 with tea/coffee biscuits.

Future Dates. Friday 15th July, 12th Aug, 16th Sept, 21st Oct, 18th Nov,16th Dec

Contact John Grognet 687415.


HOLIDAYS

A new holiday to Eastbourne has been arranged for February Mon 20th till 24th

 2023. Halfboard.

A few rooms left Cost £179 CATHY BURCHILL TEL 07775917556.


TRIP to Thursford NOTE We will be collecting the balance of £95 per person in August

a trip has been arranged for the Christmas Spectacular Show at Thursford, Norfolk

on 8th November 2022. this is the best show of this kind anywhere in the country, including the

west end. the trip includes coach, 2pm show, best seats in the centre stalls

one night at the premier inn west lynn, 2 course evening meal, drink, and full english

breakfast. cost £145 per person for a double room, singles £30 supplement. deposit £50.

names to neil 727066 or dave.670034


PETANQUE. NOTE NEW START TIMES NOW 10AM.

At the Red Start Pub, North Street at 10 am. till 12.30pm. and we have

arranged:- Tea/coffee £2.20, Selected menu lunch £7.50, Soft drink £1.50 or all 3 for £10.

Dates for the future:- 11th July, 15th Aug, 12th Sept, 10th Oct.


Future speakers:- Dates Speaker Subject.

 July 26th

 Ian Sweenie - Fraud Scams

 Aug 23rd

 Christina Bouldem - Romney Marsh Wolves.

 Sept 27th

 Julia Macclean Barming, - My Grandfather and me.

 Oct 25th

 Mary Smith - School girls war.


QUIZ NIGHT.

Saturday 8th October. at Barming Village Hall.

7pm ---10pm Tickets £5 Available from Brenda Sargent Tel 693755

Bring your own nibbles and drink. All profits go to our charity.


New Holiday To Torquay. Monday 12th June 2023.

5 days(4 nights ) Halfboard at the TLH Derwent Hotel

Your Elite special break includes :- Return Executive Coach Travel & 2 Excursions

Free Bar 18.00 – 23.00 Each Evening Daily Newspaper

Elite Welcome Pack, Tea/Coffee, Chocolates, Premium Biscuits & Savouries.

Elite Afternoon Tea with Bucks Fizz, Sandwiches, Cakes, Tea/Coffee Followed by Afternoon

Entertainment. 15% Discount on Health & Spa Treatments at the Fire & ice Spa.

Price £349. Some singles may incur a £60 supplement . Deposit £20. To Book Contact Dave 670034.


First Aiders.

Our current First Aiders, Laurie Moore and Jeanette Reid-Marr are both stepping down after long

and sterling service . The Committee and Members offer a very grateful thank you to you both for

your good work helping to keep us safe over many years.

We are now looking for volunteers to fill their shoes, if any members would like to take on these

Positions please contact any committee member. 


 BARMING ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 17th Annual General Meeting of BarmARA will be held at Barming Village Hall on Tuesday, 23rd

August 2022 at 1.30pm as a preliminary to the usual monthly meeting. Matters to be dealt with at the

Meeting will be the delivery of Officers’ Annual Reports, presentation of Accounts for the year, and

election of Officers and Committee. Below is a list of current Officers and Committee Members with an

indication of whether they are prepared to stand for re-election.

Chairman Colin Wallsgrove No

Hon Treasurer Peter Sargent Yes

Hon Secretary Wendy Thorpe Yes

Hon Membership Secretary Brenda Sargent Yes

Committee Members Cathy Burchill Yes

Kenneth Comber Yes

Jenny Dickenson Yes

 John Grognet Yes

Linda Hubbard Yes

Maureen Kenwright Yes

Neil Kenwright Yes

Dave Mayger Yes

Gloria Rayment Yes

Colin Wallsgrove Yes

You may nominate members to compete for any of the Officer or Committee Posts using the form below.

Any nominations should ideally reach the Secretary at least 14 days before the meeting. A nomination

may be entered at the meeting provided that the nominee is present. In the event of more than one

nomination being received, an election will be held.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 BARMARA

Annual General Meeting August 2022

I……………………………………………………………………….. nominate ………………………………………………………………

for the position of Chairman/Hon Treasurer/Hon Secretary/Hon Membership Secretary/Committee

Member for the year 2022/2023.

I……………………………………………………………………… second the nomination

I……………………………………………………………………… am prepared to stand for election

This form should be handed or sent to Wendy Thorpe, 11 Fountain Lane, Maidstone, ME16 9AR by

Tuesday, 9th August 2022.


BARMARA JUNE 2022 NEWSLETTER 

Everyone enjoyed themselves on the Rye Trip, fish and chips good and a stroll round old Tenterden To finish off. Well done Linda and Cathy. 

BARMARA WALKS. Friday 24th June. Catch the No 6 Bus at 10.16 am from the Barming Fountain bus stop. Our destination is Dunorlan Park Tunbridge Wells where we will start with a coffee stop then Proceed on an amble around the park returning back to the cafι for refreshments. Contact Dave/Val Mayger 670034. 

Future Dates:- 24th June, 22nd July, 26th Aug, Charity Walk Mote Park 23rd September. 

NOTE. Cathy Burchill is kindly opening her prize winning garden at 11 Beechwood Road ME16 9HN on Thursday 14th July for viewing from 2pm – 4pm.( Weather permitting ) Entrance Fee £2.50 which includes Tea/ Cake. All proceeds go to charity. Parking is restricted so please contact Cathy on 07775917556 for advice. 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY. 

Tuesday Art Club 10am till 12 noon at the parish hall Barming every week except the 4th Tuesday in the month. Fancy trying something different?? Why not come along to the Art Club, novices welcome. Contact Glenda Brown Tel 678374. 

Coffee mornings at the Parish Hall, Tonbridge Road. First Monday of the month, 10am till 12noon. Dates:- July 4th, Aug 1st, Sep 5th, Oct 3rd, Nov 7th, Dec 5th . 

KURLING NOTE NEW TIMES 10am till 12noon.at the new Hermitage Park Community Centre. Still £2.50 with tea/coffee biscuits. Future Dates. June 17th , 15th July, 12th Aug, 16th Sept, 21st Oct, 18th Nov,16th Dec. Contact, John Grognet Tel 687415. 

HOLIDAYS 

A new holiday to Eastbourne has been arranged for February Mon 20th till 24th 2023. Halfboard. A few rooms left Cost £179 CATHY BURCHILL TEL 07775917556. 

TRIP to Thursford 

NOTE We will be collecting the balance of £95 per person in August a trip has been arranged for the Christmas Spectacular Show at Thursford, Norfolk on 8th November 2022. this is the best show of this kind anywhere in the country, including the westend. the trip includes coach, 2pm show, best seats in the centre stalls one night at the premier inn west lynn, 2 course evening meal, drink, and full english breakfast. cost £145 per person for a double room, singles £30 supplement. deposit £50. names to neil 727066 or dave.670034 

PETANQUE. 

NOTE NEW START TIMES NOW 10AM. At the Red Start Pub, North Street at 10 am. till 12.30pm. and we have arranged:- Tea/coffee £2.20, Selected menu lunch £7.50, Soft drink £1.50 or all 3 for £10. Dates for the future:- 11th July, 15th Aug, 12th Sept, 10th Oct.  

SPEAKER for this month on Tuesday June 28th Martin Harrison Jubilee / singer, 

July 26th Ian Sweenie Fraud Scams, 

Aug 23rd Christina Bouldem Romney Marsh Wolves. 

Sept 27th Julia Macclean Barming, My Grandfather and me. 

Oct 25 th Mary Smith School girls war. 

Jubilee celebrations at the June Meeting. At this meeting we are having a” street party in doors” There will be sandwiches, cake, savouries, Maybe a tot of wine. We would like you to bring along any photos you may have of the fifties ie:- street parties, dress, did you wear a “poodle or pencil skirt”?? anything that will take us back a few years. And if you dress up for us you may even win a prize. 

QUIZ NIGHT. 

Saturday 8th October. at Barming Village Hall. 7pm ---10pm Tickets £5 Available from Brenda Sargent Tel 693755 Bring your own nibbles and drink. All profits go to our charity. 

New Holiday To Torquay. Monday 12th June 2023. 5 days(4 nights ) Halfboard at the TLH Derwent Hotel Your Elite special break includes :- Return Executive Coach Travel & 2 Excursions Free Bar 18.00 – 23.00 Each Evening Elite Welcome Pack, Tea/Coffee, Chocolates, Premium Biscuits & Savouries. Daily Newspaper Elite Afternoon Tea with Bucks Fizz, Sandwiches, Cakes, Tea/Coffee Followed by Afternoon Entertainment. 15% Discount on Health & Spa Treatments at the Fire & ice Spa. Price £349. Some singles may incur a £60 supplement . Deposit £20. To Book Contact Dave 670034. 

First Aiders. Our current First Aiders, Laurie Moore and Jeanette Reid-Marr are both stepping down after long and sterling service . The Committee and Members offer a very grateful thank you to you both for your good work helping to keep us safe over many years. We are now looking for volunteers to fill their shoes, if any members would like to take on these Positions please contact any committee member. Training will be given by a recognised organisation (Red Cross /St John) paid by the club. 

The Committee are asking the members for their suggestions on future trips, holidays, activities they may like to do. Please contact any committee member or place in the suggestion box, if you give your name we will get back to you.